Class Image B Gemstone Faceting

B Gemstone Faceting

Faceting is the art and skill of taking
a rough piece of gemstone and
creating a stone with flat planes
(facets) suitable for jewelry. Learn
to use a Raytech Shaw faceting
machine to grind and polish
precision facets on a transparent
gemstone. You’ll learn machine
setup and care, and proceed step-by-step to the completion of a brilliant-cut stone. Brian will show you lots of tips and tricks learned over his years as a professional stonecutter, to help make your introduction to faceting a sparkling success! Please bring magnifying eyewear (Opti-visor) and a jeweler’s loop (or borrow one of Sawtooth’s). You’ll love the small class size and brand new equipment! Suitable gemstone material and faceting equipment are provided. Class may be repeated to improve your skills, learn advanced cutting designs, and realize more practice time.